Paul M. Dorman High School
|Paul M. Dorman High School|
|1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck, South Carolina
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Success... A Cavalier Tradition|
|Principal||Kenneth Kiser (Main), Mark Smith (Freshman)|
|Enrollment||2353 (Main), 29 (Freshman), 2382(Total) (2013-14)|
|Color(s)||Navy, Columbia Blue and White|
Paul M. Dorman High School is a high school located in Roebuck, South Carolina. The school is part of Spartanburg County School District Six. It consists of a main campus for 10th-12th graders and a separate campus for 9th graders. The campus is located at the intersection of Interstate 26 and Highway 221 in Spartanburg County. Dorman is the state's 2nd largest high school.
Hail, Alma Mater
Praises proudly sing
Of all the memories
Our school days bring.
Founded on Dignity,
Honor and Liberty,
Gave knowledge to us all,
Hail to Dorman High. 
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight for Dorman
Win! Win! Win! Never Fear
Plunge right through and make a
All for one, one for all;
We'll block that kick, take that ball.
Fight! Fight! Fight for Dorman
Athletics and extracurricular activities
Dorman has football, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, golf, tennis, cross country, swimming, track and field, wrestling, marching band, softball, and cheerleading teams which all play under the mascot of the Fighting Cavaliers. Dorman also has a nationally recognized quizbowl team. Since winning its first national title in 1989 under the leadership of the now-retired English teacher James W. Garrick, the Dorman High School Academic Team has won five national championships, four of those under the tutelage of coach and U.S. history teacher Eric Huff. The cheerleading team won the State Championship in 2007 and came in first runner-up in 2008, both under Coach Kami Appleton. The tennis team won its first state championship in 2011 under Coach Sam Napier.
- Stadium: 13,000
- Arena: 4,445
Dorman has heated rivalries with cross-town Spartanburg High School as well as nearby Byrnes High School.
Every year, Dorman students celebrate "Farmers Day" to commemorate the annual football game against Spartanburg High School. The tradition originates from Dorman's more rural placement and students as opposed to Spartanburg High School's traditionally more urban and affluent students, who would refer cajolingly to Dorman students as "farmers." Students typically take their vehicles "mudding" or "mud-slinging" in the days before the game in an outward display of rural pride and proclivity and wear overalls to school to celebrate a culture rooted in farming. School officials typically accommodate the observance of these activities by, for example, providing alternate parking for muddy trucks.
In 2009, Dorman defeated Byrnes High School 28-17 for the South Carolina State Championship in football. The teams met again during the next season on October 29, 2010 in a nationally televised rematch on ESPNU.
The high school has three theater classrooms and five different drama courses. The Dorman High School Marching Cavaliers are ranked seventh in the state of South Carolina and twenty-second nationally. The Dorman High School Drum Line consistently ranks first in the state of South Carolina. Dorman Drumline ranks fifth worldwide according to the Winter Guard International (WGI) tournament..
- Jeremy Clements - NASCAR Nationwide Series driver (Class of 2003)
- Marshall Tucker Band
- David Daniels – countertenor
- Ryan Sims – Defensive tackle for NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Class of 1998)
- Brandon Thomas - Offensive lineman for NFL's San Francisco 49ers (Class of 2009)
- Noah Garland – Professional Tennis player
- Gina Tolleson – Miss South Carolina/World 1990, ex-wife of Growing Pains star Alan Thicke
- Lindsey Flacy - NYC model. Has been featured in Cosmo, Vogue, Maxim, Newsweek, Wedding Pages, Time Out NY, WWD, Self, Inside Wedding, and has worked for an array of designers. (Class of 1999)
- D. J. Trahan – Professional golfer, PGA Tour (Class of 1999)
- Steven Tolleson – Former University of South Carolina standout shortstop and current infielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization
- Marcus Rowland – South Carolina High School 100 meter dash record holder, currently runs track at Auburn University (Class of 2009)
- Terrell Byrd – American actor (Coach Carter, Semi-Pro)
- Tasha Layton – Singer/Minister, contestant on American Idol (season 9)
- Keith Gilliam - Pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (Class of 1978)
- Dorman High School Student Handbook p. 3
- Dorman High School Student Handbook p. 3
- Dorman High School
- Dorman Freshman Campus
- Spartanburg County School District Six
- Unofficial Dorman Athletics Site